So, the other week Chris had this majorly intense God experience on his way to work in the car and he text me to tell me that he thought God was going to give us the croft. This is his experience in his words:
I was driving to work and continuing to pester God for the croft and praising him for who he is and what he has done for me when I suddenly felt him say in my spirit “I will give it to you. “Wow thank you, thank you, thank you, I said over and over, then I experienced his enormity and felt so small in his presence total awe mode. I just cannot explain the weight of the experience, again he spoke to me very clearly and succinctly “put me at the centre and the animals around it”. Bang you can imagine how I felt completely undone before him trying to keep focus on the road in front of the car. Words I will never forget or cease to contemplate.
So the quandary was, was this really God? although reading the above text I say yes, yes, yes. Do we say about this? Do we relax and completely trust that he is going to give it us? or is it just us wanting the croft and is it wishful thinking? I’m sure a lot of those who don’t believe or follow Jesus probably think it is just a way of reassuring yourself or something along those lines, or even completely bonkers. It probably does to some believers too. But to us who have knowingly experienced God’s presence and healing in our lives, we know that he is real and that he speaks. Do we put our money where our mouths are and say God is going to give us this place? oooooh, that is risky. Not risky to God, but risky to us because we feel like our reputation depends on it in a way. What if it isn’t right? what if we have said God is going to give it to us and he doesn’t? Then it will look as though he isn’t real!! and we will look like fools…
There you have it. God is going to give us this croft. Our offer has been accepted in principle.
It is a God given gift, which doesn’t mean it will be easy. In fact, I cannot imagine it will be. It will be hard work, a completely new place, new people to us, different culture, away from friends and family – but so, so exciting. God is with us in it. He is for us. He has given it to us. God is light, he makes everything pure and beautiful, he is lovely.
If you are reading this and do not know God, have fallen away from him or are not sure what is real – I challenge you to ask him if he is there and what he has for you.
His plans are good even if they don’t always seem it.
“Taste and see that the Lord is good, blessed is the one who takes refuge in him” (Psalm 34:8)